Top 8 Youth Work Blog Posts Of The Week – Mar 16
Each week we bring you a list of our top blog posts and articles from around the world that relate to youth, youth work and youth ministry.
Here’s this week’s list:
1. Slate: Smart, poor kids are applying to the wrong colleges – Matt Yglesias wrote an interesting article on Slate this week that looks at how young people from low income families often don’t end up at selective colleges, despite having the grades and capability to be accepted at them.
2. Love146: Shoes – This was a short post by Rob and it’s a heart-breaking (yet ultimately positive) story about his adopted daughter.
3. Pando Daily: Things worth learning – I think cooking should be an obligatory subject in schools, Shae thinks typing should be but in the post on Pando, Bryan explains why he thinks coding should be obligatory in schools. To be honest, I’m starting to agree with him and wish I’d had a chance to learn it at school.
4. Average Youth Ministry: In a Post-Christian context, it is not our programs that need to change, but our foundational assumptions – If you’re a youth pastor or involved with youth ministry, I’d recommend you read this post by Ben. In it, he explores how we can reach young people in our current culture.
5. The Teenage Whisperer: Perfection: the surprising hostage-taker – In addition to an interview she did with us for our blog, Sam’s written a post this week looking at how perfectionism can be a real problem for young people, particularly by making them feel inferior when comparing themselves to other youth.
6. Telegraph: Can Syria’s children ever forget? – The civil war in Syria has caused the displacement of hundreds of thousands of people, many of them ending up in Lebanon. Benedict Brogan has interviewed some of the young people there to find out the impact that it’s had on them.
7. Adam McLane: What is Good News for teenage guys? – As the title suggests, this post by Adam explores what Good News actually looks like for male teenagers, giving a few suggestions as to what he thinks it means.
8. Ultimate Youth Worker: One in four young people will have a diagnosed mental illness: do you know the signs? – It looks like Aaron’s starting a new series looking at how you can identify if your youth are suffering from any kind of mental health issue – make sure you follow his blog so that you don’t miss out on any good tips.
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